It's a commonplace to say so, but it's really hard to go wrong with Valentino. I mean, if you can afford him, that is. His combination of elegant invention and timeless design turns everything he touches into an instant classic, and the Nuage hobo is certainly no exception.
The traditional hobo shape is modernized by the gently squared-off bottom, and the thick, long single strap we've come to expect from the hobo is replaced by two delicate rolled leather handles with an 8.5" drop. Perfect for holding by hand or slinging over your shoulder, and it won't flop around like so many hobos with too long straps.
I love the subtle glaze on the leather, and the way the tiny, shiny gold logoplate is set off against the dark matte material. My favorite part of the Nuage, though, is the big black leather bow, which adds interest to the side of the bag, and is a feminine, but not too precious, touch.
The 14" x 11.5" x 9" size makes it roomy enough for day, but there is something delicate about the Nuage that makes it feel evening appropriate as well. The pleating adds volume to the already luxuriously-sized exterior, and I love the minimal seams that doesn't distract from its smooth front. The top features a hidden magnetic closure, and there are inside zip pockets to keep your valuables in place.
The simple, beautiful design of the Nuage is hard to resist, and I would love to sling it over my shoulder everyday for work. But, at $1,795 retail, it's nice work if you can get it. If it's out of your price range, the Melie Bianco version is an affordable alternative!
More Features of the Valentino Large Shiny Kidskin Nuage Bag
- Canvas-lined interior
- Made in Italy
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